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Scholar's Mate

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Scholar's Mate is also known as the "4 move mate". It is mostly this:

 

 

 

 

 

You can't trust it in all cases though,this is why:It Can be blocked and puts your pieces in a bad position. Once you block it you will usually win the game.

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  • 7 years ago · Quote · #1

    Sly

    i got defeted once by this stupid scholars mate man its sooooo bad hey  X [ Xbigboy i'll call u X frm now ok ? ] do u know a way to block this scholars mate ?

  • 7 years ago · Quote · #2

    Unbeliever

    Great if it works, but as illustrated in the second sequence, it's failure leads to a horrible position for the player attempting to mate.
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #3

    Molant

    1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Bc5 3. Qh5 g6

     As long as their pawn is not covered, you can attack it with your queen, following up by taking their rook.  I used this in a regional tournament and was able to decimate the entire kingside. 

      


  • 7 years ago · Quote · #4

    Britneyfan

    another thing to do is if they do b6 and then if the knight wasn't there then you can take the pawn with check and then the rook
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #5

    maxjohnson

    with your queen out early it gives you an advantage over someone who keeps it as their last peice
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #6

    selfevident1

    Hmm. Scholars Mate? I thought this was Fools Mate. Is that something entirely different?

     

    Jason


  • 7 years ago · Quote · #7

    flash123359

    These were the moves I used to use all the time, but it is not worth it anymore. The amount of times I win with it are nothing comared to the amount of times I've lost because of it.
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #8

    lukeyboy_xx

    theres scholars

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #9

    chaosshaun

    fools mate is when white moves g4 and f3 (pawn moves) allowing a bishop or the queen to checkmate along the e1 h4 diagonal.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #10

    mpetten

    I just got caught by this. Of course I blundered with Bg7 rather than move Nf6 which is what did me in. Really sucks to get caught with your pants down like that.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #11

    royalbruceduy

    This trick is pretty simply and easy to prevent, has become very well-known to everyone, except I sometimes miscalculated by the messy of my chess men standing around, covering the very small mate squares which very hard to spot and could somehow prepetual prevent.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #12

    realitant

    to risky for my likes

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #13

    stanhope13

    you never get caught twice, you,ll remember.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #14

    brianb42

    My cousin got caught a couple of times by Scholar's mate. Then I took pity on him and showed him how to block it.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #15

    Gregarious

    I encountered this for the first time on chess.com and fell for it-usually you don't have to worry about king safety so soon!  It is indeed easily countered though, got my revenge in a rematch.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #16

    Changmaster

    what the ...

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #17

    Bastian476

    I used to use this mate when i would play lower opponents, but i always moved my queen to f3. It does basically the same thing.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #18

    kunduk

    there are actually many ways of this kind of mate..!!!

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #19

    017350

    I got beaten with something similar to this today. Glad to know what to look for next time.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #20

    xxvlkttoonjlnvb

    experience is always the best teacher

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